The RAV4 is a well-rounded package, combining good all-around performance with a comfortable ride and agile handling. Its engine gets impressive fuel economy and an optional third-row bench was offered to bring seating to seven in a pinch. Cabin furnishings include straightforward controls, a roomy rear seat, and generous cargo space (with the tiny third row folded).
Alerts
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Excellent acceleration for a car with a smaller engine."

Anonymous, VA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The 3.5 liter motor is a gem -- loads of torque, smooth, and decent fuel economy for its displacement (and the weight/drag coefficient of the vehicle)."

CHRISTOPHER B., OR (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"acceleration and handling are very good for this class of car"

ROBERT S., CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Excellent acceleration! V6 engine"

ANDRE P., TX (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"For the money it would be hard to find a car that is quicker than the V6 on my RAV4."

FRED O., WI (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"We observe the following with our RAV4 Sport with V6: 1) Great handling, as the suspension is tight - great for sporty driving. However, riders can feel jossled and tossed around a bit. 2) The accelerations is strong after an annoying, unexplainable and very noticeable hesitation when the gas pedal is initially pressed, even at high speeds."

JEFF S., NY (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Acceleration is a bit over brisk when starting from a full stop. I have investigated the possibility of changing the throttle response curve, but the Toyota says it isn't possible. It is a minor problem but a bit scary when you push the accelerator a fraction too far on acceleration from a full stop. Otherwise, we love the acceleration and handling of the car."

RAY P., MN (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Drives nice and easy to handle. Very satisfied with purchase."

GERRY D., ON (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The shifting sometimes slips during acceleration."

CHARLES C., CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Handles well on open road and is easy to park. Window visibility is good and size of suv is great for parking"

LIND F., NY (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"I got the V6 and it's a blast to drive. Sorry to hear the re-styled RAV 4 no longer has the faster engine as that's what sealed the deal when buying this vehicle."

WALTER N., NJ (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"V6. Remarkable acceleration, like driving a sports car."

TOD N., CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"at 80mph the car shakes"

LINDA O., MA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"v6 is a great engine"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Accelerates quite well for small engine; handles like a dream but inside comfort level almost non existent unless you are under or just at 5 ft tall - definitely meant for smaller people (I'm 5'5", normal weight) and the cabin is tight, uncomfortable, and difficult for long drives."

CYNTHIA V., LA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Acceleration is exceptional with the V-6 engine and handling is secure. Living in a rural area with several 25-35 mph rated corners, the vehicle can easily be driven 15-20 mph above recommended corner speeds by an experienced driver."

FAYE H., WI (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The v-6 engine provides outstanding performance making it something of a hot rod and very satisfying to drive at high altitude in the Colorado Rockies. Yet as outlined in the Consumer Reports review at the time the vehicle gets about 1 mpg less than the standard engine available at the time. This performance and the solidness of the car and with no problems at all make this A very good value. In addition all maintenance is provided by Toyota for the first two years."

MICHAEL M., KS (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"I bought the RAV because I wanted 4WD and the ability to tow a 3500lb trailer. It tows the pop-up camper like it's hardly there, and it's very stable doing it. I drive a snow plow, so I wanted 4WD to get to work in all weather. The RAV has done this safely and dependably even during two ice storms."

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Both acceleration and handling are excellent."

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Power is ample. Able to pass vehicles quickly. Handling is good, especially for a tall vehicle."

BRIAN L., CT (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Excellent acceleration good cornering for an SUV"

TIMOTHY T., NJ (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Good power and handling with the V6 you can't get that now. four wheel drive has saved me on a number of trips."

Anonymous, UT (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Responsive handling; easy to view all around because of the level of seat above the street."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"I like the turn radius, how easy it handles, and how easy it is to get into tight parking spots.(parallel parking)"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"1. V6 engine provides the acceleration when needed. 2. 4WD provides the traction needed under icy and snowy conditions."

P M., ON (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"6 cylinder in my RAV4 has very good acceleration and is actually fun to drive. New models only have 4 cylinders and lack enough acceleration and are not as much fun to drive. Toyota made a mistake getting rid of the 6 cylinder RAV4s."

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Acceleration v6 is great"

JOHN B., PA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The performance of the V6 engine is excellent, which helps make this an excellent car for highway driving. Handling is decent, but not outstanding."

JOHN L., WA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Doesn't accelerate very quickly, but it's what you'd expect from a 4 cylinder engine"

GAIL G., WA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"It is a rocket and all wheel drive. Amazing..."

JAMES L., NY (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The V6 engine on my Toyota RAV4 Limited is indispensable. It was one of the mandatory features I required when I was shopping for a RAV4. Accelerating to merge into traffic is a breeze, and the AC cools much more quickly than the 4 cylinder version. It was a mistake for Toyota to stop offering V6 RAV4s."

DONALD H., MD (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"There are blind spots with the mirrors and backing up it is difficult to judge clearance"

DAVID B., IL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"This car is wicked fast. Able to make safe passes on two lane roads with no difficulty."

DAVID J., MN (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The acceleration is very peppy and the handling is perfect. My brother drove the RAV, when he was here this summer and he was pleasantly surprised how quickly it responded when he first started to drive down the driveway. He said he didn't expect so much power. I love driving my car."

SHARON T., NY (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"With the V6 and Sport suspension, the RAV4 is very nimble: extraordinary acceleration, very sporty handling, with a tight, composed ride. I see newer models include rear-view cameras to overcome the limited rear visibility. If they put the V6 (or better yet a V6 hybrid) in a new model, I'd seriously consider buying one. As it is, however, with 34K miles on my 2011 model, I don't think I'll *need* to upgrade it any time soon."

GARY S., CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"4 cylinder engine has poor acceleration."

HENRY R., WA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Awesome acceleration (V6). Excellent handling."

Anonymous, WA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Good"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"6 cylinder very good power"

KIRK S., OR (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"V6 in the RAV4 is outstanding Nav system and backup camera are great"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Road noise too loud. Ride is stiff and bumpy."

MARK B., VA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Great acceleration,rides stiff."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Effortless and smooth V6 power."

Anonymous, NH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Great pick up and turning ability."

JACK T., ON (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"acceleration and handling are unreal for a vehicle like this. i call it a cheap BMW X3. the AWD system is particularly impressive as is the gas mileage given the performance you get."

VINCE C., TX (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Excellent handling and acceleration thanks to the 6 cylinder engine."

JOSEPH H., CT (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"V6 is outstanding. Power and econemy"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"It's fun to drive, including turn and burn (in an empty parking lot, of course!). 2011 Rav 4 only has Bluetooth, don't use it."

DIANE B., OH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"It has more than adequate acceleration and handling for everyday driving and get me out of jams many times. It is a very nice driving SUV/CUV."

Anonymous, AB (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"I do not like the breaking. It take too long to come to a stop. The breaks have been checked twice. I am afraid that I will rear end some one. Not the greatest in the snow. I had a 4 wheel drive truck before. Great acceleration V6"

Anonymous, ME (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Acceleration, cargo space, comfortable seating, versatile"

COLBY D., MA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Excellent V-6 acceleration. Handles well on straightaways, curves, and hills/mountains."

RICH M., IL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The 6 cylinder has plenty get up and go."

Anonymous, WI (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"When shopping for this RAV4 I wanted the 6 cylinder motor but time grew short. I settled for the 4 cylinder motor since I had read Toyota was going to drop the 6 cylinder motor and the 4 cylinder motor was by far the choice of other consumers. Also the RAV4 competitors all had 4 cylinder motors.During my test drive I thought the acceleration was adequate. It didn't take long in real driving conditions that is was totally inadequate. Three different auto repair shops, including a Toyota dealershi"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Great acceleration when it is needed."

JAMES F., NH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"I learned “turn and burn‿ (including on newly covered snowy streets) in high school and while I am a safe driver, I have kept those lessons with me as a test for my comfort level in owning a car. The Rav is great!"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"love the V6 acceleration. It make us all feel safe in awkward situations"

Rebecca W., NC (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"it drives well and handles just fine"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Good acceleration, small turning radius,responsive brakes, low road noise. Well centered."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"My wife really likes the power of the V6 . She does a good Job of handling. tHE BRAKES ARE ELCELLENT . They are far superior to those on a mini van we previously owned."

Beverly G., OH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"We have V-6. Excellent acceleration and handling is nimble"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"acceleration and handling very good"

Gerald S., PA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"V6 performs very well. Smooth transmission. Sport version has a little rougher ride due to the 18" wheels, lower profile tires."

Gord V., AB (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"My RAV4 has the 4 cylinder motor and I can't wait to get rid if this vehicle. The acceleration is unacceptable, I'm often stuck behind a slow poke in the right lane unable to join the traffic in the left lane because I can't get up to speed quick enough without causing a slowdown."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Very quick acceleration. Excellent handling and braking. Fun to drive. Lots of pick-up in the mountains and for passing."

Anonymous, CO (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Very responsive in terms of acceleration for passing vehicles - which is huge for me since I feel that slow passing puts you at higher risk for accidents due to other drivers. The all wheel drive is great in snow and ice - we had the all weather tires siped and haven't had to put on chains since we did that with our tires."

Anonymous, WA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"3.5 motor rocks. Great acceleration and easy handling."

Don C., UT (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Don 't care for the torque and traction automatic control."

Anonymous, MI (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"I got the 6 cylinder model (not offered anymore with the RAV 4) and the acceleration is great! I also have the tow package and can actually tow some decent weight. My mother has a 2015 RAV 4 with the 4 cylinder and it lags quite a lot when trying to accelerate."

Edwin K., FL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Peppy le Peu! Nice in both instances."

Pat D., CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Very responsive drives as good as it does new"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Fun car to drive. Really sticks to the road. Very positive feel. Acceleration is nothing to get excited about. Don’t plan on passing a lot of other cars. But it’s adequate for city and freeway driving."

Brian B., OR (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"My Rav 4 is a six & has plenty of power when i need it. The stirring is precise and response is quick."

Anonymous, PA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Slow exceleration"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"*Gas peddle a little touchy"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"My RAV, after nearly eight years of driving has tight body integrity, easy, tight steering, prompt acceleration, good passing power, accurate and easy to operate cruise control, and excellent braking. All in all, just a pleasure to drive."

Daniel E., MO (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The car is very fast when pushed."

Fred O., WI (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Excellent acceleration given the small, four-cylinder engine."

Daniel B., NH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Responsive : steering and acceleration"

Anonymous, CT (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"It is slow accelerating when merging into a freeway on an uphill ramp."

Paul R., TX (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The V6 engine has remarkable acceleration and I'll probably keep this car forever since this option is no longer available with the RAV4."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Difficult to see out of for a short person. Left windshield pole and mirror are too big and directly in the line of sight,especially difficult when turning or on a narrow road."

Alice S., WA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Tight, lots of power, easy to park and habdle in traffic"

Anonymous, NC (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"I bought this with a 6 cylinder and can easily merge onto the freeway."

Anonymous, WA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"THE ACCELERATION IS PERFECT FOR EVERY KIND OF DRIVING ESPICIALLY WHEN GETTING ON THE HIGHWAY.HANDLING IS VERY GOOD COMPAIRED TO PREVIOUS CARS I HAVE OWNED."

A B., PA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Lots of power for passing. It's handling is nimble. Excellent control in winter conditions."

Anonymous, AB (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"six cyd engine and storage"

Anonymous, NH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Does great. Outstanding vehicle. Limited visibility for backing up."

Ellen W., MI (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Quick acceleration"

Gordon S., BC (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Good for a family car"

Daniel N., TX (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The engine is strong for any speed or passenger/cargo load. Handling is perfect. Rear seats adjust bach & forth for comfort, and the seat backs lean backward for a comfortable child seat ride (for a sleeping child)."

Anonymous, SC (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Very fast acceleration"

Anonymous, QC (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"My wife likes it for the size and safety and the easy handling."

Anonymous, CO (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Very peppy around town — super responsive throttle! Handling is a good compromise between sportiness and smoothness."

Brian G., MI (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Our RAV4 has the optional V6 engine. The engine is very powerful and provides strong acceleration. The throttle action off of idle is quite abrupt and makes starting smoothly a challenge, particularly for drivers who don't drive the car often. The handling is par for an SUV- not sporty or nimble, but predictable. Just what my wife wants."

Steve M., OR (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"car still has great acceleration, and consistent gas mileage"

Anonymous, NH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"It has a v-6 engine that pulls effortlessly. It still gets decent gas mileage. It handles well."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Acceleration is inhibited by a transmission that is not especially effective."

Anonymous, MN (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"acceleration is adequate for our freeway driving(we drive freeways 5-6 days /week) we can maintain speed limit in most mountain driving 5000-8000 feet elevations..even with loaded vehicle including cartop carrier and hitch mounted bicycle rack, steering control is good with minimal sway when cornering or windy conditions."

Michael P., AZ (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The Toyota is very peppy and is easy to handle."

Anonymous, WI (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Acceleration in all honesty may be fine. I went from an 8 cylinder Ford Explored to the Rav4 and there is a LOT of difference."

Anonymous, AR (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Noisy at tines"

Anonymous, CO (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"V 6 is a very good power plant!"

Anonymous, OR (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Love my V6. Handles great on driving through higher elevations."

Lisa R., OH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"This was the last year that Toyota offered the V6 engine and we absolutely love it. I'm told that the new 2018 RAV4 has just as much power, even though it's a 4 cyl engine but we still wouldn't trade our 2011 RAV4 (even though the dealer has asked us to consider it)! We have great acceleration and power for towing and for hauling things so, for a small SUV, the RAV4 is well appointed."

Anonymous, NM (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Dependability, wide opening hinged rear door,good."

Anonymous, PA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"I like the acceleration to get me out of jams"

Anonymous, AB (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"At 133,800+ miles the acceleration and handling are very good. Passengers have made positive comments on the RAV4's performance."

Cheryl H., IN (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Great acceleration and handling. Always confident passing vehicles on highway."

Lara H., SK (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Great acceleration and handling"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Acceleration is very responsive."

Anonymous, AB (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Acceleration, handling and part time 4WD up to 25mph is excellent. At seven years old and 88,000 miles it is still quick and nimble."

Thomas M., NJ (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"For the performance guys: 0 to 60 is 6.7 seconds (.1 tenth faster than the original GTO), which put it near the top of the bunch of SUV's in 2011. The new RAV4's is 9.3. I bought General Altimax RT43's that CR recommended 3 years ago and the handling is very good."

Mahlon D., PA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"with the V6, it accelerates like a sports car. Is deceptively quick, handles much better than newer compact SUVs I've driven such as a Rogue or Santa Fe."

J P., CT (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"This machine is fun to drive across country on interstate highways or on 2-track dirt roads in the forests and deserts of New Mexico. I provides a comfortable ride under all circumstances. And its gasoline consumption is outstanding for its size. However, the gas milage drops to about 12 miles per gallon when we tow our 18 foot single axel RV trailer."

Anonymous, NM (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Acceleration is excellent and handling is good also."

Norman B., NC (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Just that it handles well"

Anonymous, ME (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Plenty of power to merge & handle any problems."

Anonymous, VA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Great acceleration form a stopped position. Took awhile getting used to."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"This RAV4 has been a reliable, easily handled, and reasonably economic vehicle that drives like a sedan rather than a truck or larger SUV. I like it for travel as well due to the convenience of carrying many things."

Anonymous, MI (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"My RAV4 has the V6 engine which is smooth, quiet and powerful. Acceleration is excellent and handling is very good."

Richard S., BC (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"the acceleration is breathtaking."

Lyle K., NV (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The only problem I have with the RAV 4 is that when I want to pass someone, it seems to take a bit for it to accelerate. Wish I could get the accelerator to kick in a little quicker."

Sara J., MN (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"It has the V6 Engine in it is why I bought it! I will NOT buy a 4 cylinder engine EVER!"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"V6 gets up and goes when needed. Perfect for towing a trailer."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"the V6 has a lot of pick up & has been a very good engine, with oil changes every 6000 miles. no issues so far."

Rob H., IA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Firm and secure handling and strong acceleration with the V6. Excellent steering wheel feedback in all driving conditions."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"It has always driven well. It has good acceleration, runs smoothly, and is very easy to park because it has good mirrors on each side of the car. In seven years I have never had a a problem with it."

Sue B., CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"It’s an EV with battery under the car. Fast acceleration and very stable car."

Hok L., CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"My RAV4 accelerates as needed. I never worry about it not accelerating fast enough when passing. This car handles incredibly well. It has a tight turning radius, responds well to touch, and is so easy to drive."

Anonymous, NV (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Underpowered. Passing is difficult. Okay handling."

Anonymous, ME (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The acceleration is extremely responsive and so is the handling, so much so that I call this "my sports car.""

Herbert S., TN (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"I normally would not buy a car with a 6 cylinder engine, but I bought this used. The acceleration is great as is the handling. I think the mileage is OK considering the engine size."

Jim W., TX (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Great acceleration with the V6 , very nimble handling for a high centered vehicle. A breeze to park in tight spots."

Anonymous, AB (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"2 wd better on gas"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"very reliable vehicle, however the gas peddle is very touchy i.e very quick acceleration."

Peter E., CT (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"We have the V-6 version and the acceleration is inspiring."

Anonymous, MN (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"V6 engine acceleration"

Anonymous, QC (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Very fast pickup. Two hands on the wheel acceleration."

Edward G., VT (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"It drives great!"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Great to drive, very responsive, very good for winter driving, good to have 4 wheel drive 4 winter where we live."

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Quick acceleration from standing start"

George P., MN (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"It's a little on the slow side. Sometimes, given the gas mileage that I get, I wish I'd gotten the V6."

Anonymous, OR (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Precise, no sway, handles well, absorbs bumps well."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"V6 cylinder - excellent acceleration."

Jerry G., ON (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Acceleration is impressive; 0-60 in 6.7 seconds! Most other SUV's are in the 8's and 9's. The ride is comfortable and quiet. I put General RT43's on when I needed new tires (A year later CR rated them tied for second place) and they help improve the handling and are wearing well. I am very pleased with the car and may have to keep it forever since Toyota downsized and detuned the model."

Mahlon D., PA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"V6 delivers great acceleration. The sport version comes with very firm suspension for super handling, but sometimes jarring ride on rough pavement"

Kenneth C., MA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"I have the V6 engine. Great acceleration. Nothing else comes close to its power."

Larry L., MN (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"It is a six cylinder model with all available control features; therefore, it handles very well under adverse driving conditions. Its acceleration is more than adequate."

Anonymous, MD (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Roomy ,lumbar support,handling ,acceleration were better than I expected"

Anthony F., NY (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"This car has been very serviceable as a family car and traveling car.It has terrific visibility,parks in a reasonable space,and has a wonderful rear door for loading.It is manual,it is less likely to break Than a electric door. A good basic vehicle with great visibility and hauling capacity.It handles well in traffic for a big city or country road."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The Rav has the sweet 3.5 engine and it is very quick while still being quite economical. Body and suspension both tight."

Terrence C., SK (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"My RAV4 is easy to maneuver in all traffic, easy to park, and the seat elevation allows me to see all traffic around me."

Ellen O., FL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Very quick in handling and acceleration. Easy to maneuver and get around in. For a four cylinder engine it is quite peppy."

Thomas M., NJ (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Vehicle is extremely peppy"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The 6 is very very smooth and very responsive with lots of torgue. Transmission up shifts smoothly, but down shifting not that effective unless you drop down to 2nd or low. For an somewhat awkward looking suv the handling is pretty acceptable but with under steer.. Braking very good too."

Anonymous, BC (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Very versatile with AWD on snow & unpaved roads. 6 cyl has good acceleration and tows 3500 lb trailer. Easy to drive around city with good visibility."

James E., MO (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"This is my 2nd RAV4 - the first one saved my life in an accident - so, I would say safety is the outstanding factor."

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Acceleration is excellent, particularly in passing situations. Handling is excellent, both on-road and off-road."

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"V6 is the poor man's muscle car. Great for the mountains and camping."

Anonymous, RI (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Good vehicle but4 cyl is low on passing power"

Benjamin T., VA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"V6 provides good torque and acceleration."

Robert L., NH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Acceleration is poor but I will sacrifice that aspect for high fuel economy. The vehicle is clumsy to park in tight spaces."

Charles C., CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"This care is responsive, has great get up and go and handles easily, even on dirt roads."

Ellen P., NV (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Great acceleration with the car unloaded. It is a little strained with a vacation-heavy load going up hills, though. Decent handling for a small, top-heavy SUV."

Brent S., MA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"V6 acceleration is amazing,however, with the high horsepower comes the realization that Toyota did not originally design this chassis for the 3.5 V6 that mine has. 268 horsepower completely overwhelms the front suspension and I find myself fighting enormous amounts of torque steer under mid to full throttle application. This is a very dangerous situation if you are not familiar with how to deal with it. If you are not careful you will end up in the ditch or a tree. It is also a fuel hog when dri..."

Anonymous, CO (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Nice handling and I love the volume of the cargo area (including the side opening door)."

Anonymous, OR (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Love the way it handles. Good acceleration and braking."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"I am very short. Make the seats go up higher"

Anonymous, IA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Heated Seats! Fabulous in winter!!"

SUE H., MN (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Seats too small for my weight. Passenger seatbelt won't adjust. Locks up."

LAURA A., IL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Toyota needs to reduce the road noise on their RAV4 vehicles. The brakes really squeal when backing up in the drive way first thing in the morning. This review is for my 2008 RAV4, not a 2011."

RALPH H., NC (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"SEATS, front - uncomfortable on longer drives because of pressure from a basset low in the seat back. Our CRV seats are very comfortable."

JOE H., WA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"There is a constant droaning noise, very tiring on long tripa"

Anonymous, CT (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Noisey and very stiff and uncomfortable ride."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The head rest is terrible and it does not make it comfortable when driving."

WILLIAM W., UT (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"noisy ride with respect to outside noise. air conditioner leaking."

LINDA O., MA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"It is VERY noisy inside when I'm driving ... so much so that I can hardly hear the radio!"

Anonymous, WA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"a lot of wind and road noise. the ride is more comfortable in the Rav4 as compaared to the Elantra"

Anonymous, LA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Super bumpy ride. Not comfortable at all. Bad back seats."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Lot of road noise"

Anonymous, OK (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"For the most part the comfort meets or exceeds our expectations. The only exception is that there has been a long time occasional rattle which the dealer can't seem to locate and repair. As it doesn't always occur when receiving service on the car, I'm uncertain if it is an unknown problem or the mechanics just don't care."

Anonymous, CT (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The seats noise and ride could be improved"

Anonymous, KY (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"noisy ride, too much outside noise such as other traffic"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Noisy cabin. Seats are not that comfortable."

T F., CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Very "hard" ride on rough roads at slow speeds."

GEORGE P., MN (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"I do not like the ride. Every little bump and unevenness in a road jolts the rider. The only surface that produces a smooth ride is an asphalt road."

CAROL R., VA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"4 cyl is somewhat noisy,but has plenty of snap for me."

Anonymous, PA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Very harsh ride!"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"This model year of the RAV-4 rides very roughly, and already feels at 60K miles like the struts need to be replaced. Plus, on a very hot day, the A/C unit takes ten minutes to cool the car."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Road noise is very unsatisfactory"

JACK A., NJ (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Air condition is adequate- could be a lot better. You hear a lot of road noise. Steering is light I prefer a more grounded American feel in steering"

CARTER B., VA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"a lot of road noise at highway speeds"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Seats are somewhat comfortable. Would like them to maybe be a little wider - come out a little further for the back of our thighs. Climate control is great. Ride and noise is what I would expect in this type of car"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"when closing the doors, it sounds hollow"

Anonymous, TN (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"adjustments on seats are manual and not easy to do."

Anonymous, CT (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Love the heated front seats. We have a V6 that easily tows our small travel trailer. Unfortunately, Toyota no longer makes a RAV4 with sufficient towing capacity, so we will be looking for a different vehicle when this one is replaced."

JON P., CO (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The headrest is not conducive to good posture. Because it tilts forward, it pushes your head forward into an unnatural position. This has caused me to have problems with my neck."

Anonymous, WI (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Grouped in your sentence was seating and noise; however, my only complaint is the noise and somewhat bumpy ride and NOT the seats which I find, btw, very comfortable. It's just a noisy SUV that seems to "bounce", "Jiggle". It's not a "smooth" ride."

CAROL D., FL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Air conditioner is not that powerful"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"I love the high back seats, gives great back support."

Anonymous, IL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Great auto climate control, very comfortable seats"

Anonymous, AR (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Seats uncomfortable. Not enough padding in seat. Ride is too tight."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"We had back aches and stiff joints after a long drive in previous vehicles. None of that in our Rav 4."

ERIC W., BC (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"seat comfort. seating portion of seat is very short, legs "hang" over the edge of the seat. padding is just adequate, nothing great, average at best."

Anonymous, AB (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Very room and adjustable rear seat. Good under floor storage in cargo compartment. Road noise is high. Steering wheel controls are clumsy to use for phone and sound system. Radio display has a very low character limit. Menu system is clumsy but easy to understand. Power windows rattle incessantly."

Anonymous, GA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The front passenger's seat is extremely uncomfortable. My wife hates driving with me, as a passenger, because of this."

JACOBSON J., KS (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Drivetrain whine. Most noticeable between 20 and 50 mph."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The car is noisy when driving it. The rear door opens left to right. It can be inconvenient at times and it rattles and makes noise. The back seats are uncomfortable. Good things: The spare is a full tire. The air pressure indicator also monitors the air pressure in the spare. The driver's seat is comfortable. The car gets good gas mileage and there are been no problems with performance."

L R., FL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Road noise at highway speeds is somewhat irritating."

Anonymous, CO (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Seats, climate control are excellent. Ride is very good. Road noise seems high for a vehicle at this price and trim level."

JOHN L., WA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Very uncomfortable seats. Window trim on front passenger window came off. Wind noise very annoying. 4 cylinder engine has poor acceleration."

HENRY R., WA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Excessive road noise inside vehicle . ( all windows rolled or closed ) ."

JOHN K., NY (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"A/C compressor failed after 60000 km car has been excellent otherwise"

DAVID H., NS (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Still slight road noise with all windows closed"

RANDY L., MA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"does not have power or memory seat controls. does have good throttle response. noisy rattle in rear door."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"We have the Sport edition with the leather option but the seats are hard, the back seats don't recline very far and the climate control is inflexible with one setting for the front, front passenger, rear passenger and rear compartment There are hangers in the rear for shopping bags but they are so low to the ground the bags fall off. There is no cargo net and there is no practical place to hang coats or nice clothing without obscuring the view for rear passengers. On the other hand, even though"

GERRY K., SK (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Ride is somewhat stiff"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Wind noise is higher than expected. Probably due to surprisingly poor part fit."

Anonymous, WA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Although there's plenty of headroom and legroom, the seats themselves are designed for little people. At 6'2", I wish I could have ordered seats from a Highlander or Avalon."

GARY S., CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"We observe the following with our RAV4 Sport with V6: 1) comfortable cloth seats and climate control, 2) Noisy ride - folks in the back seat have difficulty hearing what front-seated folks are saying."

JEFF S., NY (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"air controls are all in front, no air controls for back of vehicle."

JEANETTE K., IL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"occasional minor rattle"

Anonymous, DC (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Seats not very comfortable compared to other vehicles I have had in the past. Lumbar support is poor."

TOM B., OH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Cab is noisy and uncomfortable. Sound system is a desecrate. Difficult to hear over road noise. Auxiliary input module is poorly designed and extremely over-priced."

RICHARD P., PA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"We live in country. All our Toyotas (RAV, Scion XD, old Corolla) have mice coming into them via ventilation system. Our Ford and BMW don't have this problem. Recently they destroyed the heating box, $1000 damage. We constantly clean up feces in the vehicle. Repairman said this is common problem with Toyota."

THOMAS K., MN (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Cutting down on road noise would be most welcome - it's the car's only serious shortcoming to me."

LEW V., ID (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"This car does have quite a bit of road noise, probably from the tires and some wind noise. No other complaints about the seats, ride or climate controls."

Anonymous, KY (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Much rougher ride than I anticipated."

JOSEPH I., KY (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Seats are uncomfortable on anything nore than a 30 minute drive. There is not enough range of adjustment for these seats to be comfortable for an adult male. Lumbar support is poor, fore and aft range is short,height adjustment doesn't go high or low enough and the worst thing is that the seat springs squeak endlessly."

Anonymous, CO (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Lots of room"

OCTAVIO G., CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"seats are the worst of any car I ever owned"

DENNIS G., ON (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The back seats are very uncomfortable. Not much padding and the back is too rigid. Now have a flapping noise when driving fast on highways. Body shop put clips on front bumper, but this did not help."

MILLIE M., OH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Cabin temperature is hard to control. Setting goes from 65 to "Low" which is really "Off". When it is cold outside, 65 is too warm. The range should go down to at least 60 before it's off."

ROBERT N., WA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Wish the driver's seat could go back a little further."

Anonymous, NH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"It rides very hard. You feel every bump. It has rattling and squeaking noises we have never been able to figure out."

MARC R., AL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Seats are comfortable"

COLBY D., MA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The ride is very stiff and noisy. Every bump can be felt.. Climate control is fine. seats could be more comfortable. Storage area is very small for an SUV and rear window does not go down to accommodate long items."

CHRISTINE K., RI (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Noise is very noticeable at highway speed"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Very uncomfortable and hard seats."

JOHN B., ON (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"My RAV4 is so noisy I hate to take it on even a short trip. You have to turn up the radio to a ridiculous volume to hear it and trying to talk on the phone is almost impossible. It's not comfortable to drive on a long trip. I am very dissatisfied with this aspect of the RAV4 to never want another again."

TRACI H., TX (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Great car, would drive this car any where, long or short trips."

Anonymous, NE (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Bad, road noise. Can't hear the radio when traveling."

Anonymous, WA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The driver's seat lacks lumbar support and with the very firm ride makes long drives uncomfortable. On the plus side, the 6 cylinder and precision handling make the vehicle enjoyable. And the 4 wheel drive is especially enjoyed in certain winter conditions."

JOSEPH H., CT (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Seats need better lumbar support."

SUZANNE W., FL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The fan for the climate control is rather weak. The amount of air it puts out at the top number is not all that great. On the other hand, it doesn't take that long for the car to cool down in very hot weather."

Anonymous, AL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"very comfortable ride"

Anonymous, MN (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The seats are very comfortable and supportive. Controls are diverse and fairly easy."

Joe P., TX (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Temp controls are a challenge and vehicle is a bit noisy and ride can be rough"

Ellen R., WI (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Very responsive on snow roads the seats are not comfortable for a long ride"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Noisy . Rough ride. The V6 has over the top acceleration. Ample rear seat room. Easy access. Nimble handling and parking. Lousy backup camera. Great vehicle for errands in town. Not a turnpike cruiser."

Duane L., OH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Drivers set not comfortable. Cab is noisy. Have trouble listening to talking books. Ride is OK."

Richard P., PA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Noise. Sometimes you can hear unusual popping sounds coming from somewhere under the hood. Car runs fine and nothing actually wrong with it, safety or otherwise, it's just apparently a trait of these vehicles. Defect by design. I still love my RAV4!"

Timothy D., TX (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"As car continues to age, lots of driving noise clunks and rattles,"

Anonymous, NH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Seats are not comfortable on long drives."

Lisa R., OH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Firm seats, lumpy ride, loud road noise."

George P., MN (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"road noise is loud, change of tires helped, but cab could be more insulated to damper noise."

Rob H., IA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Seats are a little on the hard side. Rides well. Highway travel noise is loud on rough pavement."

Lara H., SK (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"I love the comfort of the driver's seat. The lumbar support makes all the difference. I can drive much farther distances in this vehicle, as opposed to others."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"It’s a v6 sport - the ride is a little noisier than I would like"

Anonymous, AB (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"enough adjustment to be comfortable on long trips(400+miles)noise level good enough to converse with back seat passengers. ride is smoother than Rouge or Tucson"

Michael P., AZ (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Ease in getting in and out. Ride at a comfortable position."

E M., WY (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Rear seats not comfortable, very bumby ride"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The car is so noisy that the volume on the radio has to be turned up deafeningly high while moving! For this reason I am looking to replace the car this yesr"

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Driver’s seat is uncomfortable for distance driving, It lacks sufficient cushioning. The cabin in also quite noisy. Toyota didn’t spend much on sound insulation."

Brian B., OR (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The ride is comfortable for me, the driver, but my passenger complains that the ride is not comfortable as far as road feel is concerned. For me, there is too much road noise. My seat is comfortable."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Road noise can be very annoying"

Linda S., OR (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Seats are non supportive and leave one with stiffness and discomfort for any drive of 2 hours or more."

A A., BC (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"too much road noise"

Leo M., TX (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The noise level is not good, unable to properly hear the sound system at speed. The seats are very comfortable and the ride is fairly good."

Lon W., BC (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"It is not a very comfortable car. The ride is harsh (bumpy). The seats are fair in front and poor in back."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Real level of luzury. Air conditioning and heat top notch in front. Controls are esay to use and understand even the GPS"

Beverly G., OH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"I've ridden in other people's cars and realize that my seats could be more comfortable. I use a lumbar support cushion and the seats aren't "cushy" at all. My car could be quieter. My car's ride is very stiff. I bump around a lot."

Eileen S., AL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Seats very stiff and not very well padded, road noise is intrusive ride is stiff"

Jeffrey B., NC (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"We love the car, but air conditioner noise and road noise are pretty pronounced."

George H., CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Leather seats"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"front seats fairly comfortable but back seats are hard and flat feeling"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Seats are way too firm, not enough adjustment, and VERY uncomfortable."

Anonymous, ON (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"I have the basic model. Seats are manual adjust. I am short so the head rest is not comfortable. Noise is okay until traveling on the freeway I notice I have to turn up the volume on the radio. I think the ride is fine."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Seats are not comfortable. Have had to use extra cushions. Wind noise also. rides hard."

Thomas H., NY (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Road noise from tires"

Martin S., CO (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Seats are firm and very comfortable. Drivers seat has power adjustments, including lumbar support, and I can always find a comfortable seat position."

Richard S., BC (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Seats are quite uncomfortable. I have had to use a back pillow the whole time due to no lumbar support"

Laura-Mike S., AZ (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"This car is my wife's, she loves it, pleanty of room for shopping, Gas mileage is ok but not great for its size. I guess new ones are better on gas."

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"responsive handling, cornering,."

Gerald S., PA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"one must keep in mind that the RAV is not a luxury vehicle, so it doesn't ride like one. It is a good ride for an SUV."

Jeanette K., IL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"It's easy getting into this vehicle!"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Most comfortable of all other cars in its class"

Anonymous, NC (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"I am 6'1". The driving experience is somewhat cramped for a person my size."

Franklin D., CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"the seats are not comfortable for more than 20-30 minutes. The padding seems to have compressed. n my next car, I want to be able to adjust the tilt of the seat itself, not just the back"

Rebecca W., NC (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Handles well, easy to park and navigate"

Anonymous, MN (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"This is the most comfortable car I have ever had. Even the back seats are comfortable and roomy. As to noise, the road noise and wind are minimal, yet I have no trouble hearing sirens or horns. The ride is smooth. I just took it on a 4,000 mile trip and was happy I had it."

Anonymous, NV (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Road noise is high."

John M., OR (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"good"

William W., UT (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Not a quiet car. Have tried different tires to see if that helps but it doesn't. Also the drivers leather seats is cracked and threatens to get bigger than the two inches it is now. This car is always garaged and the driver is only 130lbs. So not a durable leather like other cars I've had."

Janet R., CT (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Front seats are very comfortable. Adjust to many positions. Rear seats have very little padding. Third row has only been used several times. It has very no leg room even for kids."

Alan Y., CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Seats are small & uncomfortable for long rides"

Valerie P., MT (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The lumbarof power seat"

Anonymous, RI (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The seats are pretty good for long drives, but the leg room is just barely adequate for myself. I'm 6'4", with a 34" inseam. The rear view mirror also barely tilts up far enough for me and often leaves me with a view of the lower part of the rear window."

Steve M., OR (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"We use this vehicle for all long trip. Despite the older styling and high mileage, it still provides a very comfortable environment for high mileage trips. Interior is relatively roomy and the seats are comfortable. The driver seat has a lumbar adjustment, which comes in very handy,"

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"FOR THE PRICE IT IS QUIET AND SOMEWHAT COMFORTABLE"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Even though it has over 133,800 miles on it the comfort, ride, and noise levels are still great."

Cheryl H., IN (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"wanted the 3rd seat, but this option excluded leather and more adjustable seats... it is a tad noisy, perhaps some insulation in the door panels would help"

Walter M., MD (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"We shopped for months and test "sat" at least a few dozen models before choosing the Rav4 to ease leg pain in the main driver."

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Seats Are comfortable on long rides. Way too much road noise on highway. Makes audio devices hard to hear."

Stan S., ON (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"There is a whine in the drive system, possibly the transfer case."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The 2011 RAV4 Sport is equipped with run flat tires. The resulting ride is harsh with lots of road noise."

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Seating uncomfortable for long drives. Noise level somewhat defening; cannot conduct conversations well, especially from back seat. Ride is ok"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"RAV4 is now seven years old. Interior with windows up is noisy and seats are not very comfortable for long drives."

Thomas M., NJ (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The seats don't feel as comfortable as the seats in the 2000 Rav4"

Suzanne G., CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The 2011 RAV4 was built on a truck frame. The ride is very bad, worse in the back seats. The original run flat tires made the ride even worse and were expensive to replace. We went with a high end Michelin replacement (non-run flat) which smoothed out the ride a bit. If we have a flat, we'll call AAA."

L L., NY (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The ride is firm and sporty yet absorbs rough pavement and RR tracks like nothing. Very BMW-like for just $16K"

Brian G., MI (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Ride is somewhat bumpy not smooth like my son's Yukon especially on well used village roads but also on interstate highways or thruway. The suspension is not the best. It handles very well & I like the 4 wheel drive especially as I live in the North where snow accumulates. No AWL vehicle for me! Just 4 wheel!"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Squeaks and rattles have been disappointing."

Anonymous, NE (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Flexible use. Can easily go from city driving to sport vehicle carrying all my camping gear/kayak, etc. Using rooftop rack & trailer hitch."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Car has a constant high pitched whine--not the engine, more like the transmission or transaxels since it was new. Road noise is terrible!!! Love how it zips around in the city."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Leather seats, road clearance, ride, and noise level are all first rate."

Terrence C., SK (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Find that the seas, especially the driver seat not comfortable for driving on long trips. Manual seat adjustments do not give the range of adjustments needed. Bottom of seat does not support legs well on long haul trips."

Anonymous, WA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The second row seats had more room than expected for a smaller SUV. However, further travel is needed on the front seats to long legged passengers can have more room (especially the driver)."

Brad D., TX (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"As a tall person I find it difficult to put the seat in a comfortable place and still use the rear view mirror"

Anonymous, SC (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"This vehicle is still very comfortable to drive/ride in after 62,000 miles."

Susanne G., MA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Reasonable ride for the height and size of the vehicle."

Anonymous, CO (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"quite a lot of road noise"

Anonymous, OR (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Seats comfortable, ride good. Butlots oF wind noise"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"A lot of room. Excellent cargo space. Comfortable on long journeys. Quiet inside the cabin and dual Climate control is a must."

Jackie C., IL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"When raising and lowering driver window, there is a loud 'pop' when window is half way down. I'm waiting for glass to shatter."

Daniel S., IA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Seats are fine, acceleration(V-6) is excellent, but noise level on coarse aggregate blacktop is excessive"

Andre P., TX (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Just too uncomfortable for long distance."

Anonymous, WI (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"More wheel and road noise in this and the 2002 I had before, compared to other vehicles I have owned. Leg room in 2011 is bad for right leg- console is too wide - aching knee on longer trips. Electroic(?) throttle is bad, often jumps from a dead start (traffic light, etc) Worst is brake and accelerator pedals. Too close together and almost the same height. Very easy to hit them both when braking quickly, have had some close calls."

Anonymous, CT (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"There were many good reasons for buying the RAV4. However, whereas the seating is acceptable, the noise and ride aren't the high points. It rides like a truck and there is significant wind noise, especially from the back passenger side door."

R S., MD (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Extremely rough ride with associated road noise."

George P., MN (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"I actually drive the RAV4 every day to and from work. It is easy to handle in all traffic and is easy to park. I also like the fact that the seat elevation allowed me to see the traffic around me clearly. We did take the RAV4 on a 400-mile trip, and it was a noisy ride and a bit bumpy."

Ellen O., FL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"I am still amazed at how comfortable this RAV4 is on long trips. We drive 8 hours to visit family and we take the RAV4 instead of our Avalon, because the RAV4 seats are more comfortable. It is a lot noisier though."

Alan K., MD (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"No complaints"

Reginald H., MB (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"did not have memory seat for an option, tried to have one put in afterwards but dealer said none available. a pain to use switching drivers"

William T., CT (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Seats are.too close to dash for drivers over 5" 10". Otherwise very comfortable. Good headroom. Very good adjustment. Good room in 2nd row."

James E., MO (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The Rav4 is the best car I can imagine for living in the high desert. The seats are comfortable and allow for a more "upright" posture if desired. The biggest thing is, I feel safe in all types of weather and the heating and air conditioning match the extreme conditions in Nevada."

Ellen P., NV (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Ride is kind of bumpy and car is noisy when driving on highway. Seats lack support and cushioning and feel soft after owning for six years."

Thomas M., NJ (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Excellent driving position, comfortable seats"

Martin O., IA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The 2011 RAV 4 has one of the worst drivers compartment I have ever used. It seems to have been designed for people who drive extremely close to the wheel, or for drivers under 5'2". At 5'6" I have the seat racked all the back to its rear most stop and I still feel cramped. The steering wheel has an extremely small range of adjustment both tilt and telescope, the seat back does not support my upper whatsoever and the armrest is too low. When I drive this vehicle for extended periods of time, my..."

Anonymous, CO (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Ride is noisy and rough - has been since day 1. Built on a truck frame and rides like a truck, not a car."

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota RAV4)

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What Owners Say

"I used your Auto Buying Program when buying this car and delt with the dealers who called me (within minutes)by phone. All had trouble finding a sport model RAV 4. One dealer from Madison WI said there was a base model sport that had the sun roof and all wheel drive. I didn't know that. He sent the info. When that dealer received three (other dealers MN/CO talking with me had no RAV 4 Sports in stock), he called me; gave me first choice of the color and I bought it. Easiest car purchase I"

LYNN D., MN (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"You can count on the reliability of the Rav 4"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Good car, handles well, has plenty of room to carry stuff. No problems to date and routine maintenance has been easy."

THOMAS M., NJ (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"This year model seemed cheap rides like a truck yo can feel every bump"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"When I bought it the they told me ane price but charge another one that was higher"

JAMES H., AZ (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"I believe I got very good value for the money."

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Ergonomically designed."

PAT D., CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Car has been a great driving experience, handles well on highway and in town, easy parking, great on gas, lots of head room I'm tall. Plenty of space in the back when seats down."

JACK T., ON (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"We definitely are still enjoying the good value of the Rav4. We have had no problems with the car. It is definitely a sturdy, dependable, car. We also bought a Hyundai for my daughter, a 2009, and it was not as well made. Little things just kept breaking, like the visor, the radio, and finally as soon as the warranty was up, the transmission went. The Rav4 is a much better car."

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Virtually trouble free, exactly what I expect in a new vehicle"

Anonymous, OR (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"There is a full size spare on the back of the vehicle, which Toyota has nonsensically removed on the current RAV4. This adds to the value of my RAV4. Also, the rear door swings out rather than up, also adding the the value and utility of this car as opposed to newer RAV4s. Because of these stupid decisions on Toyota's part, I will never buy a new RAV4"

Anonymous, ME (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Completely reliable and a smooth, powerful V6"

ROBERT S., CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Great acceleration, turning radius, comfort and handles GREAT in the snow. Live in Colorado and when we get snow it is usually a lot, this car is great."

Anonymous, CO (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"very dependable, easy to use controls and no mechanical problems"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"This car does everything I need, but nothing outstanding: Haul hay (Hitch), an upright bass, 5 people, and gardening bricks, etc. It's not as sturdy as my old Honda Pilot, so can't give it A+ rating. Example: Bought it and loaded it with yard bricks. Cracked the interior plastic which they replaced, but ... Just not the Pilot."

ALISON L., FL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"I notices that the cars is little noise and the seat are little hard. the noise from the car is mechanical noise"

Anonymous, TN (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"good - power, handling, all wheel drive capabilities, size, reliability, value for money. bad - audio system, option bundling."

GORD H., ON (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"I purchased as a used vehicle and did not get a great deal because I didn't do enough research before signing the sales agreement...my fault."

Anonymous, IL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Seats are poorly set even after adjustment. driving is boring."

Anonymous, ON (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Price was reasonable vehicle has the v-6 engine which has outstanding performance but still excellent gas mileage. The vehicle is very usable in design with adequate space good comfort and is a very satisfying solid vehicle."

MICHAEL M., KS (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Good solid car. Wish it had flat cargo area when back seat is down."

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"reliable but very plain interior. would like better gas mileage for a 4 cylinder engine."

Anonymous, ON (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The vehicle was purchased by us used in 2015 and it had only 4,000 miles on the odometer. Although we paid a decent price for the vehicle it had been owned (we believe) by someone who had passed on and the family did not trade or sell it for some time. It was in very good condition."

HOWARD W., NH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Best value of all suv's."

PADEN W., FL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Using TrueCar I was able to get $6000.00 off MSRP and 60 months of no interest financing."

MICHAEL M., VA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Great pick up. Great overall!"

MILLIE K., IN (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Problem with knocking and squeaking dealership unable to fix it. Stereo system is crappy."

ANNA H., ID (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"This car is super reliable and that's what we wanted. It was a year old when we bought it for our teenager and it's never let him down. Which was the point of buying it."

Anonymous, KY (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Best general utility vehicle I have owned -- and I have owned a lot of them."

DAVID S., CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"For the price I can't think of another vehicle that offers the power, comfort, space and safety of this RAV4. The problem is they no longer offer a V6 engine. I had a 4 cyl RAV4 in the past. It was very slow. I would never buy one without V6 power."

JAMES L., NY (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Mileage around town is not great, but this is a dependable vehicle."

Norman B., NC (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Good choice for the money and has stood up well"

Ellen R., WI (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Reliable, solid car, the AWD performs excellent in snow and ice, no mechanical or electrical or other problems. Only had to do routine maintenance on it so far."

Anonymous, CO (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Was at the top of it's class in 2011. Now it is quite dated compared to newer SUV's It would probably be able to last another 100,00 miles."

Duane L., OH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The purchase price was very good and the dealership is only 2 miles away."

Anonymous, VA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"I am very pleased with my RAV4. I have no complaints and it has given me excellent service with almost no problems considering I have had it for seven years. I recommend it highly and would not hesitate to buy another RAV4."

Marlene W., WV (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Reliable. Reasonable cost to maintain Easy to drive. Comfortable for four or even five when necessary. Can carry a fair amount of stuff"

Basil C., IL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The transmission went out soon after the warranty expired."

Anonymous, ME (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"My wife drives this auto and thinks it's the best auto she's had!"

Anonymous, CO (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Great vehicle for road trips. A lot of luggage can be stowed under the cover in the rear cargo area, thus making it invisible and less of a target for thieves. The car is reliable, handles well, and does well in snow."

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Great car"

Anonymous, LA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"It’s RAV4-EV. Running cost is very low, maintenance is low. It’s on the go car."

Hok L., CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"A decent value. Starting to encounter maintenance and repair issues that reduce the value."

Anonymous, ME (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Car has been very dependable...requiring a minimum of maintenance. Current value is good"

E M., WY (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Excellent value"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"good"

William W., UT (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"It is a spacious car with a strong engine, put together with good quality. I absolutely like this car on short or medium length trips. Folding seats make for a large cargo space (although the removable seats in my 2002 RAV-4 were more appropriate). The car has rarely any blind spots, so it is safe and comfortable for driving."

Anonymous, SC (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"durability safety, handeling"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"We buy Toyota RAV4's because its the type of car we need living in a rural area AND because we have not had any major problems with our Toyotas ever."

Joel K., NY (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The V6 Rav Limited is too expensive for the limited features included. Car never achieved the highway mpg it was advertised to have. The body of the car still looks wonderful. I had problems with the transmission that was very rare that Toyota service had difficulty identifying the cause but did repair it eventually under warranty."

Anonymous, MO (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"best One can get before a luxury car"

Daniel N., TX (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The RAV4 is one of the most all-around dependable, comfortable, economical vehicles I’ve ever owned."

Daniel E., MO (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"I do like the vehicle except for the fact that I had to replace the transmission, under extended warranty at 60K. Additionally, I installed a hitch for my small boat, and sure enough the swing of the rear door became a problem. Toyota finally got the message and changed the styling."

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Powerful V6 engine and AWD drive for $30,000. No repairs of significant cost."

Gord V., AB (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"RUNS WELL AND WHEN THE MAINTENANCE IS KEPT UP NO BREAK DOWNS."

Anonymous, WI (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"very reliable, continues to run, no repairs but the regular maintenance of brakes, tires"

Walter M., MD (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Purchased new in 2011, dependable, virtually trouble free"

Dave-Kay H., FL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Very dependable,completely satisfied"

Douglas B., PA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Toyota Quality, excellent strong acceleration and secure handling in a compact SUV. Relatively good fuel economy 23MPG overall."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"We consider it a very good value for the price. No major or minor repairs so far. Good gas mileage. Good on long trips"

Alan Y., CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"this is a safe, reliable, go anywhere vehicle."

Lyle K., NV (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The car satisfies our needs for driving in the city and on long cross-country trips of thousands of miles. It is easy to control, has the necessary acceleration when driving on high interstate highways and gets excellent gas mileage when paying attention to minimizing speed and acceleration around the city."

Anonymous, NM (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Good price and durability"

John F., CT (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Good resale or so I am told women like them because they sit up a little, wife is short. I don't drive it hardly at all, I am 6 ft, and just use to my truck."

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Powerful V6 allows for great acceleration even at highway speeds, yet still gets good mileage. Tons of trunk space rivalling a minivan. The 4 wheel driver got me out of some pretty deep snow on many occasions."

Anonymous, AB (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"This vehicle looks nice and has had little issues since we purchased it. Would purchase it again."

Anonymous, MO (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Good, solid workhorse of a vehicle, terrific in snow (AWD) and peppy for a small-engine car. Decent mileage."

Daniel B., NH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Had premature rust on body. Had to replace driveshaft which I was told is quite common though TOYOTA would not help with (at less than 85,000 miles)"

Thomas H., NY (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"It is very reliable. It can haul, pull, or be a passenger vehicle. It handles like a car."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Very capable car for a modest price."

Anonymous, MN (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Accelerates well, has a very responsive drive feeling"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Nice to drive in winter if there is not a lot of snow. Not much for good in deep or wet snow. Will put the rig off the road."

Valerie P., MT (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"good vehicle"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Mileage should be better for this car, but it's solid and nice to drive."

Anonymous, SC (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Good value for a fun to drive car."

Daniel S., IA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"This vehicle handles well and sufficient power to handle loads. The gear shifting is sometimes uncertain and the side view mirrors are not designed well. The dash controls are somewhat non-intuitive and could be improved. Despite one major recall issue there have been no major repairs required."

Charles C., CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"I bought the base model 4 cyl. It does everything you could want from an suv - and it is not too big and not too small for carrying the odd items. I don't put too many miles on my cars, so I can foresee having this car for at least ten years - trouble free."

Ronald L., FL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Relatively inexpensive vehicle, we paid 24K for ours 7 years ago and have had no mechanical problems at all. Only expenses have been oil changes, battery, tires and brake service"

Anonymous, MO (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Great all around vehicle with capacity for people and/or carrying stuff."

N T., FL (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"It has been totally reliable in all regards. I spend considerable time in Maine and find that the car handles very well on ice and snow. The seats are very comfortable, the ride is smooth but a bit noisy depending on road conditions and speed."

Anonymous, MD (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Excellent value for the price. Bought while living in the snow belt. Needed a 4-wheel drive/AWD drive vehicle no frill vehicle, which is what I got in the BASE MODEL. Excellent utility at a decent price."

Anonymous, WA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Very roomy for a smal SUV."

Anonymous, VA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"At the time that I bought my Rav4, I had done much research online into this class of SUV. For the money, it was the best value of that year. Also, it was top-rated by CR that year."

Benjamin S., PA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Good resale"

Anonymous, NH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The 3.5 V6 RAV4 base model is a great buy. Better suspension, wheels and tires, and acceleration that won't quit. I've had it 6 years with no problems at all. It cost only a little more than buying a used model, especially with 0% financing for 5 years!"

Mahlon D., PA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Good handling, comfortable, ability to change to four wheel drive, and no repairs"

Betty M., WY (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Vehicle has been great with no major issues"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Good gas milage, GREAT pick-up and loads of space."

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"dents on both sides of roof - body shop felt they were stress dents - dealership denied. Suggested getting repaired."

JAMES M., WA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"don't care for rear mounted spare tire"

IVAN B., IA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Lots of cargo space. good looking. very reliable"

MILLIE K., IN (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The color"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"I like the size for me it's not to small or huge that I can handle"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"I love the overall looks and the spare tire on the back. Also love the way the cargo door opens to the side instead of upward."

LYNDA V., CA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"I love the design of the Rav 4 especially having all of the extra storage and it looks like a top rate vehicle with the interior being designed very nicely and is very comfortable to ride in. Seats are comfortable and plenty of leg room."

Anonymous, PA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"Styling is not very appealing to me but, more importantly, it contributes to poor visibility."

DON J., WI (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"I like the side opening rear door. The cup holders are worthless. They do not hold standard cups and bottles securely."

W A., AZ (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"It still has the look of a truck rather than the newer van like styling."

Anonymous, AB (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"miss the spare tire on back"

NEIL M., TN (2011 Toyota RAV4)

"The seats are a light beige ... a bad color if you have a dog (as I do) or kids. No choice --- beige was it."

Anonymous, WA (2011 Toyota RAV4)

Would you buy this car again?

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